Deven Kane

Today in History – April 26, 1478 – The Pazzi Conspiracy

With the encouragement of Pope Sixtus IV (better known in posterity for the Sistine chapel), the Pazzi and Salviati families attempt to assassinate the de facto ruler of Florence Lorenzo de’ Medici later known as Il Magnifico and his brother Guiliano in church during high mass.  Guiliano was stabbed 19 times and bled to death on …

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Function versus Propaganda – the evolution of Indian coinage

A coin with a historical figure depicted on it is one of the attractions coin collecting offers history buffs.  It is also a reason why so many collectors commence their collections with Roman imperial coins.  Roman coins from the 3rd century onwards are easily available for fairly low prices and collecting by Emperors is a …

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